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Applications are currently open for our 2019 Spring Into Art Song Master Class series!

                   Seeking Singers & 
               Collaborative Pianists
Festival dates:
May 10 - 21, 2019
Manhattan School of Music
Thomas Grubb (piano) and Sahoko Sato Timpone (mezzo-soprano) in a recital of French mélodie

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Applications for online auditions will be accepted until April 30. However space is limited so don't delay, apply TODAY! Singers can apply as a soloist or as duos with a collaborative pianist.
The Spring Into Art Song Festival provides an opportunity for young professionals to work with some of New York's leading coaches and voice teachers. Our 2019 Master Class series includes:
Monday, May 13, 2 pm
German Lied with THOMAS MURACO
Thomas Muraco, pianist, conductor, and coach, will explore the German Lied repertoire spanning from Schubert and Schumann to Mahler and Strauss and composers in between.
Tuesday, May 14, 2 pm
French Song with THOMAS GRUBB
Thomas Grubbpianist & the author of Singing in French: A Manual of French Diction & French Vocal Repertoire will focus this workshop on the vividly poetic songs of the French vocal repertoire like Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, Ravel and more. 
Wednesday, May 15, 2 pm
Fauré Mélodies with FRANK DAYKIN
Frank Daykin, pianist & the author of The Encyclopedia of French Song, will work with singers and pianists on the songs of Fauré. All three periods of Fauré's compositional styles will be explored (early style 1860-79, middle style 1880-1904, and late style 1905-1922), and singers will present two songs from contrasting periods. 
Thursday, May 16, 2 pm
Bel Canto Technique through Song with ANDREA DELGIUDICE
International opera/theater director and prominent voice teacher Andrea DelGiudice will work with singers on developing healthy Bel Canto vocal technique through the medium of art song.
Friday, May 17, 2 pm
Collaborative Duos with DR. MARK MARKHAM
Dr. Mark Markham, pianist, renowned for his work with legendary American soprano Jessye Norman, will work with singers and pianists on the art of partnership. Discover your best performance practices in this class.
Monday, May 20, 2 pm
Singing in English with KATHRYN LABOUFF
Kathryn LaBouff, the author of Singing and Communicating in English: A Singer's Guide to English Diction, will focus this workshop on how to apply a methodological and vocally healthy approach to singing in English, empowering and freeing the singer/actor to deeply communicate while singing English text.
Tuesday, May 21, 2 pm
American Songbook with NEIL SEMER
Internationally recognized for his work with classical, Broadway, and contemporary style singers, voice teacher, Neil Semer, offers his extensive insight guiding singers through an enjoyable afternoon of music from the American Songbook.
In addition to our Master Class series, the Spring Into Art Song 2019 Festival features the 2018 and 2016 winners of the bi-annual Mary Trueman Vocal Arts Competition, Christine Lyons (pictured left) and Sandra Hamaoui (pictured right), in recital.

For more information on our full program, visit our website at:

Spring Into Art Song Festival of New York 2019 is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.

Spring Into Art Song Festival of New York 2019 is made possible in part with funding from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and  administered by LMCC.

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